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Weedless wacky hooks
05/23/07 at 13:18:02
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Need some help from someone out there with a better memory than mine!  SadI had ordered some weedless wacky hooks online a couple years ago. They had a similar bend to the Falcons but were available in smaller sizes and had two stiff mono/fourocarbon weedgards tied in...not wire. I really like these but can't for the life of me remember where I got them or the brand. Lost my hardrive a year ago and of course had them bookmarked there! If anyone out there has a clue what these are and where to order them I would really appreciate the help!  Smiley
  
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Reply #1 - 05/23/07 at 13:56:38
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Reaction Innovations quit making them early last year due to the expense involved. Sad  They were the best thing going for flippin weightless Senkos into the Tulies.  I managed to stock up on some prior to their cessation.  However, I am starting to get a little low on my supply.  Owner Hooks makes a baitholder model (http://www.ownerhooks.com/pages/products/hooks/downshotsystem.htm)

that is very similar and I'll try them next. although I'm afraid they are going to be too small for Senkos.

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Reply #2 - 05/23/07 at 14:19:29
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Guys

Mustad makes a weedless-weighted hook(1/32oz).

http://www.barlowstackle.com/acb/showdetl.cfm?&DID=6&Product_ID=2145&CATID=57

This hook is great for wacky rigs.


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Reply #3 - 05/23/07 at 16:18:23
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How much weight is on the hook Daryl?  Could it be easily removed with a pair of dykes or sidecutters? Huh

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Reply #4 - 05/23/07 at 19:06:01
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Smitty

It is 1/32oz. perfect for pitching and flipping. Yes the weight can be removed with a pair of cutters.

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Reply #5 - 05/23/07 at 22:23:12
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Thanks Daryl.  I saw the weight after I posted but I was still wondering if the weight could be easily removed.
I might have to get some.  Just don't tell my sponsors at Owner!  Har Smiley

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Reply #6 - 05/23/07 at 22:38:59
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I found a less expensive alternative.

I bought some Gamakatsu KAHLE Hook (Same hook used in Falcon Wacky K), then asked around the fly shop at OE and got some Tungsten Putty.

I just put dab of it on the hook and its good to go, no weedguard.  Its reuasable so you can just take the putty off.
I was thinking about using some of the Gamma Leader Flourocarbon at like a 60# Test and tying it to the hook to make a weedguard. Might work.

Gamakatsu also makes the finesse wide gap weedless wacky hook. It has a black, flourocarbon like weedguard.
  
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Reply #7 - 05/24/07 at 12:03:35
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Thanks Smitty...I'm sure these were the hooks I was thinking of...so sad they're not made anymore...at least there are several other good hooks to choose from!
  
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Reply #8 - 05/30/07 at 22:26:47
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Whenever I skip wacky rigged under docks or under overhangs, I use a number 4 Gamakatsu G-lock hook ( if I run out I've used number 2 as well) - it's small enough that it rarely hangs up but big enough for a 5" senko's bulk.
  
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Reply #9 - 06/14/07 at 17:17:01
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Quote:
I found a less expensive alternative.

I bought some Gamakatsu KAHLE Hook (Same hook used in Falcon Wacky K), then asked around the fly shop at OE and got some Tungsten Putty.

I just put dab of it on the hook and its good to go, no weedguard.  Its reuasable so you can just take the putty off.
I was thinking about using some of the Gamma Leader Flourocarbon at like a 60# Test and tying it to the hook to make a weedguard. Might work.

Gamakatsu also makes the finesse wide gap weedless wacky hook. It has a black, flourocarbon like weedguard.


Nick,
I don't know about you, but I have lost way too many fish on the new Gamakatsu Wide Gap Wacky Rig Hook. I thought it was just me, but it was confirmed when a touring pro buddy of mine quit using them for the same reason....
  
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Reply #10 - 06/14/07 at 21:08:48
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Ya, the Gamakatsu weedless Wacky rig hook would be better in a heavy cover drop shot rig. But the Kahle hook, I have never had problems with. Flacon Lures makes the weedless/weighted Kahle Hook.
  
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Reply #11 - 06/15/07 at 22:13:55
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Won't buy the gamakatsu weedless wacky hooks anymore.  Missed a lot of fish on.
  

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Reply #12 - 06/27/07 at 19:15:53
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For anyone looking to buy the Falcons. 

http://www.fishingworld.com/FalconLures/Details.tmpl?ID=10243676811008277&Cart=1...

Don't sell them out, I haven't tryed them yet  Wink  They have the weighted also.
  

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Re: Weedless wacky hooks
Reply #13 - 06/27/07 at 20:47:50
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Too big.  Need no larger than a 2/0 and preferably with a split open Heavy duty mono weed guard.

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Reply #14 - 06/27/07 at 22:03:43
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Thanks Smitty.  I'll take your word for it.  I don't wacky rig senkos much so I'm unsure on which to try out.
  

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